CCD PreK-8th Grade Faith Formation

CCD Christmas Program - December 11, 9:30am
"Christ is Born"

CCD  2022-2023

We are excited about this upcoming 2022-2023 catechetical (CCD) year in our parish! This is an opportunity for us to get to know and live the Catholic faith with our families, friends, and parish community. Also, it is a time when we meet Fr. Peter, Deacon Basco and the catechists who will help to discover the truth about God, His teachings and unconditional love. Over the summer months, the catechists and the Cathedral staff have reviewed and made changes to the activities and curriculum to bring the Catholic faith and spiritual experience of God closer to the parents and children. This also includes preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. This year, the catechists’ mission is focused on collaborating and assisting parents in forming a new generation of young Catholics who know and love Jesus Christ and live the Catholic faith as His disciples in the community of the Catholic Church. 

Our first gathering is September 11 with a Sunday Brunch and Fellowship Breakfast at 9:00am, followed by CCD classes at 9:30am. The breakfast is for the children and their families to live the Catholic faith through fellowship and love of God with the parish community.

Dr. Cheryl White,  Director of Religious Education

The Mission of CCD

Our mission is to assist parents in forming their children into disciples who know and love Jesus Christ and are active members of their Parish family.  We are here to support parents in walking closely with their children as they grow in knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith. We assist parents in forming a new generation of young Catholics who know and love Jesus Christ and live the Catholic faith as His disciples in the community of the Catholic Church.

We strive to instill in our CCD families a deeper union with Christ through encouraging regular attendance at Mass and reception of the Sacraments.

Commitment of Parent and Child

Parents and families are involved in the learning process, empowered to be their child’s primary educator through life: in the Catholic  faith, in school, and in the world.  The family is the child’s first community of grace and prayer, and each child’s first school of Christian values,  virtues, including charity.

“Teach a child to choose the right path and when he is older
he will remain upon it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6

When you submit a registration form for CCD, you make a commitment to and acknowledge these important criteria.

  • Regular attendance at CCD 
  • Attend Parent Meetings
  • Regular Attendance at Sunday Mass as a Family (and Holy Days of Obligation)
  • Commitment to Family Prayer and working with your child to reinforce the CCD lessons
  • Be a registered member of St. John Berchmans Cathedral or have a letter of permission from your Pastor
  • Be willing to share your gifts and talents as a CCD volunteer 
  • Assist your children to learn the Catholic Faith

Announcements / Upcoming Events 

December 2022

11      9:00-9:30am:   Brunch and Fellowship Breakfast 

11      9:30-10:40am:  Class

18     9:00-9:30am:   Brunch and Fellowship Breakfast

18     9:30-10:40am:  Class – Christmas Program

25    No Class:  Christmas Holiday

January 2023

1       No Class:  Christmas Holiday

8     9:00-9:30am:   Brunch and Fellowship Breakfast

8      9:30-10:40am:  Class

  CCD 2022-2023 CALENDAR

Living the Catholic Faith

First Holy Communion

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CCD Curriculum

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What is Confirmation and the Requirements?
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CCD Calendar 2022-2023

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Why is Mass Important?
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